Corey Smith

Corey Smith - Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Back in the day,<br>

Back in the hills,<br>

We were busted,<br>

Made a living on the charity,<br>

Mama couldn't keep her job,<br>

And the alimony check never came on time.<br>

We were poor, I wasn't proud,<br>

Only angry that our daddy couldn't send us more.<br>

Always embarrassed by my free lunch card,<br>

And food stamps for the grocery store.<br>

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No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

When your stuck on the bottom,<br>

You take what you can get,<br>

You say "ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh".<br>

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I went to school in hand-me-downs from my cousin,<br>

Baggy britches seemed to suit me well,<br>

Kinda thin and kinda loose in the middle,<br>

Slouching in after the tardy bell.<br>

The teacher never called me trash,<br>

But I knew what she was thinking when she looked at me,<br>

Born to be the underclass,<br>

Growing up to make a living on charity.<br>

<br>

No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

When your stuck on the bottom,<br>

You take what you can get,<br>

You say "ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh".<br>

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Don't go looking down your nose at me neighbor,<br>

I can spot you from a yard away,<br>

Don't try to judge me by the clothes I'm wearing or the cars in my driveway.<br>

I'm not rich but I'm not poor any longer,<br>

And I'm happy as a man can be.<br>

I'm proud to work, I'm proud to pay my taxes,<br>

And I'm grateful for my family.<br>

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No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

When you come up from the bottom,<br>

You love whatever you got,<br>

Say "ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh".<br>

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No keepin' up with the Joneses,<br>

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.<br>

Ain't nothing, ain't no one, gonna hold me down,<br>

Ain't nothing, ain't no one, gonna hold me down,<br>

Ain't nothing, ain't no one, gonna hold me down,<br>

No, no, no, no, no, no, oh, oh.<br>

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